A life spent running

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Brenda Martinez is one of the genuine ‘break-out’ middle-distance stars of 2013. The world 800m bronze medallist, after a “crazy” race in Moscow, talks exclusively to SPIKES about a life spent running, a life-changing coach and an assault on the US record books.

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A Bolt from Japan, Beer Mile WR, relays, US records and crowds

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SPIKES rounds up a big weekend of new records, huge crowds and relay excitement featuring Alysia Montano, Yoshihide Kiryu, Josh Harris and Yarisley Silva.

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Alysia Montaño takes the world’s fastest interview

The flower-haired US 800m champion has a penchant for the stage, wants to have dinner with two Presidents and has a few questions for Michael Jackson…

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Why I love… football

Olympic 800m finalist Alysia Montano tells SPIKES about her love of the beautiful game and how it helps her on the track

 

I played soccer from the age of five through high school and I had some offers to play soccer at college. It was a tough choice but I decided to concentrate on track. It made sense academically and from a sporting view. Having said that, I loved team sports.

I played in midfield both centrally and on the left and occasionally as a striker. I wasn’t predominantly right-footed but I had a good left foot and that’s why I played out on the left.

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